June 18, 2015
The pope’s encyclical on the environment carries a profoundly religious message about care for the earth, wedded to a new call for activism, say religious scholars Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim.
September 10, 2013
The Obama administration’s strongest case for intervening in Syria rests on the global security risks posed by the regime’s suspected use of chemical weapons, says CFR’s John B. Bellinger.
May 28, 2013
President Obama’s counterterrorism speech made strides toward greater transparency but missed opportunities to articulate a vision for moving beyond a perpetual war footing, says CFR’s John Bellinger…
March 29, 2013
What is the Obama administration’s legal justification for targeted killings? CFR national security expert John Bellinger explores this question as well as others with significant implications for U…
November 24, 2015
The Obama administration has other methods to pursue a binding international agreement on climate change in Paris that fall short of a treaty, says CFR’s John B. Bellinger III.
May 5, 2016
Amid political paralysis in Baghdad, the populist Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is pressuring lawmakers to approve Prime Minister Abadi’s proposed reforms, says expert Mohamad Bazzi.
April 8, 2016
Leaked documents have revealed that international tax havens play a larger role than previously understood, and will likely raise pressure for more transparency in global finance, says CFR expert Edw…
April 1, 2016
The U.S. declaration that the Islamic State has committed genocide must be followed by prosecutions to deter future abuses, says expert Naomi Kikoler.
May 13, 2011
Despite high-level and military-to-military talks this week and next, the U.S.-China relationship is strained because of China’s growing strength and its harder line at home and abroad, says CFR’s Jo…
March 30, 2011
Nuclear expert John Ahearne says critics should be careful about drawing conclusions when so much remains unknown, but regulators will need to proceed with safety reviews to bolster public confidence.